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Girls Made of Snow and Glass

(2017)
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Melissa Bashardoust’s acclaimed debut novel Girls Made of Snow and Glass is “Snow White as it’s never been told before...a feminist fantasy fairy tale not to be missed” (BookPage)!

“Utterly superb.” —ALA Booklist, starred review
“Dark, fantastical, hauntingly evocative.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“An empowering and progressive original retelling.” —SLJ, starred review

Sixteen-year-old Mina is motherless, her magician father is vicious, and her silent heart has never beat with love for anyone—has never beat at all, in fact, but she’d always thought that fact normal. She never guessed that her father cut out her heart and replaced it with one of glass. When she moves to Whitespring Castle and sees its king for the first time, Mina forms a plan: win the king’s heart with her beauty, become queen, and finally know love. The only catch is that she’ll have to become a stepmother.

Fifteen-year-old Lynet looks just like her late mother, and one day she discovers why: a magician created her out of snow in the dead queen’s image, at her father’s order. But despite being the dead queen made flesh, Lynet would rather be like her fierce and regal stepmother, Mina. She gets her wish when her father makes Lynet queen of the southern territories, displacing Mina. Now Mina is starting to look at Lynet with something like hatred, and Lynet must decide what to do—and who to be—to win back the only mother she’s ever known…or else defeat her once and for all.

Entwining the stories of both Lynet and Mina in the past and present, Girls Made of Snow and Glass traces the relationship of two young women doomed to be rivals from the start. Only one can win all, while the other must lose everything—unless both can find a way to reshape themselves and their story.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"In Girls Made of Snow and Glass, Melissa Bashardoust has given us exquisite displays of magic, complex mother-daughter relationships, and gloriously powerful women triumphing in a world that does not want them to be powerful. A gorgeous, feminist fairy tale." - Traci Chee

"Simply beautiful. Girls Made of Snow and Glass is like reading a particularly wonderful and vivid dream, complete with imaginative magic, delightful characters, and beautiful language. Melissa Bashardoust's debut novel is everything a fairy tale should be." - Jodi Meadows


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Hardback Editions

September 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Girls Made of Snow and Glass
Author(s): Melissa Bashardoust
ISBN: 1-250-07773-7 / 978-1-250-07773-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Flatiron Books
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Paperback Editions

April 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Girls Made of Snow and Glass
Author(s): Melissa Bashardoust
ISBN: 1-5293-8136-3 / 978-1-5293-8136-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
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December 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Girls Made of Snow and Glass
Author(s): Melissa Bashardoust
ISBN: 1-250-13469-2 / 978-1-250-13469-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Flatiron Books
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September 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Girls Made of Snow and Glass
Author(s): Melissa Bashardoust
ISBN: 1-250-17126-1 / 978-1-250-17126-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Flatiron Books
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Audio Editions

September 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Girls Made of Snow and Glass
Author(s): Melissa Bashardoust
ISBN: 1-4272-8996-4 / 978-1-4272-8996-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Young Listeners
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September 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Girls Made of Snow and Glass
Author(s): Melissa Bashardoust
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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September 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Girls Made of Snow and Glass
Author(s): Melissa Bashardoust
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Kindle Editions

April 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Girls Made of Snow and Glass
Author(s): Melissa Bashardoust
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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September 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Girls Made of Snow and Glass
Author(s): Melissa Bashardoust
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA